1-248-808-3130Patrick Murphy, hosted by Michael Hill — $250,000 Offer, $2.8 Million Dollar Jury Verdict For Nursing Home Death Case
$4.9 Billion
$800 Million
$370 Million
$265 Million
$250 Million
$200 Million
$160.5 Million
$135 Million
$120 Million
$102 Million
$95 Million
$92.2 Million
$88 Million
$74 Million
$63 Million
$58 Million
$54 Million
Daniel Ambrose
Daniel Ambrose
Trial Lawyers University

I grew up in Birmingham, MI. I am the youngest of eight children and attended an all-boys catholic school my whole life until I went to college at the University of Michigan. I went to night school at Detroit College of Law. My dad, my uncle, two of my brothers, and sister were lawyers. My first job was cutting lawns at age 10.I started working for my brother as a house painter at age 12. When I was 16 I started my own painting business and continued throughout high school, college, and law school, and a few years after until I was 32.

I practiced criminal defense for eighteen years in Michigan until ten years ago when my roommate from the Trial Lawyers College, Nick Rowley, encouraged me to move to LA to become a PI lawyer. The California Bar took me four tries. I moved to Las Vegas this last March. I have recently taken up pickle ball, skiing and golf. I also think I'm competitive at connect four, backgammon, chess, and ping pong.

Deliberate Practice Applied to Voir Dire

Daniel Ambrose

Trial Lawyers University Icon

TLU New York City | September 20th - 23rd


Subscribe and GET $100 OFF your ticket to
TLU New York City.

To master voir dire does not take 10,000 hours of practice, but it does require making a commitment to training and deliberate practice.

Nobody becomes a scratch golfer by just watching Tiger Woods, or reading a book by Jack Nicholas, watching golf on tv, or just playing a lot of golf and trying really hard. If you want to become great at golf you would hire a coach, take lessons where you are shown the correct way to hold and swing a club, be recorded swinging, corrected, and try again. Then you would go to the range and practice daily. As you got better you would test your skills on the course, eventually entering tournaments. And of course, continue with your lessons and your DELIBERATE PRACTICE.

The elements of Deliberate Practice are:

1. Having a correct Mental Representation, a mental structure that corresponds to an object, an idea, a collection of information, or a skill.
2. Having a coach who designs you a training program and shows you correct form.
3. Engage in daily solitary practice to perfect the skill
4. Practice the skill in a realistic setting

We all know that the key to a great voir dire is connecting with the jury. Connection is a complex skill that must be divided into its micro-skills which are:

1. Eye contact
2. Voice control
3. Facial expression/state control
4. Hand/body movement
5. Glance control
6. Creating space
7. Word selection
8. Listening

I will demonstrate and explain various patterns of voir dire and how you can start to learn these skills.

Workshops

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconWed Workshop | 9/20 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconThurs Workshops | 9/21 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconFri Workshop | 9/22 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconFri Workshop | 9/22 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconThurs Workshops | 9/21 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconFri Workshop | 9/22 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconFri Workshop | 9/22 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 AM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University

Trial Lawyers University IconSaturday | 9/23 PM

Break

Hosted byTrial Lawyers University